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Self-Help/Motivational- MemoirUnicorns are mythological creatures pursued by many, but always eluding sight and capture. And so it is with the meaning of Life. Philosophers have pondered the seemingly simple question for centuries, yet search for theMoreSelf-Help/Motivational- MemoirUnicorns are mythological creatures pursued by many, but always eluding sight and capture. And so it is with the meaning of Life. Philosophers have pondered the seemingly simple question for centuries, yet search for the answer still lingers in most people’s mind today.This book is the result of one man’s philosophical reflection of life’s journey to find its meaning in the context of a 26.2 mile marathon. The author takes readers along the undulating Boston Marathon course with interesting parallels to numerous ups and downs in his own life. The brisk pace of early miles passes through his teenage preacher and high school husband stages. Disillusionment with both endeavors leads to deep introspection and major life changes including a distinguished career in the military and legal profession. The marathon/life course goes on to project into the author’s future to his life’s finish line. Along the way, the author finds peace with himself, friendship, love, happiness, and the meaning of life.The story is also about every person’s quest to find the meaning of life. Readers will hopefully not only find the author’s autobiographical and philosophical journey interesting, but also inspiration and context for finding meaning in their own life.About the Author: Anthony (“Tony”) Steadman is a retired Air Force colonel, contracts attorney, former Methodist minister, world-traveler, avid runner, husband, step-father, grandfather, and student of life. Tony lives near Birmingham, Alabama with his wife of thirty years, Lanette. Running was a constant companion for Tony providing sanctuary to sort out life’s challenges and help give meaning to daily experiences. Thirty-nine marathons later, it just seemed natural for him to overlay those life experiences with the 26.2 miles of his first Boston Marathon. The result—Unicorn Run.